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Chaitra Mahina in North India – Chaitra Month Starting in Hindu Calendar in 2019

Chaitra Month, or Chait Maas, is the first month in the traditional Hindu calendar followed in North India. Hindi Chaitra Month in 2019 begins on March 21 and ends on April 19, 2019. This calendar is followed mainly in Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Bihar, and Chhattisgarh. The traditional Hindi New Year is celebrated on the Chaitra Shukla Pratipada (on the first day of the bright or waxing phase of moon in Chaitra Month). Vikram Samvat 2076 as per traditional Hindu calendar followed in North India will begin on April 6, 2019.

Chaturthi Vrat or Sankashti Ganesh Chaturthi in Chaitra Month 2019 is on March 24. Moonrise time is at 8:58 PM.

Chaitra Krishna and Shukla Paksha in 2019
Chaitra Month Krishna Paksha is from March 21 to April 5, 2019.
Chaitra Month Shukla Paksha is from April 6 to April 19, 2019.

Chaitra Amavasya in 2019 in North India
Chaitra Amavasya is on April 6, 2019 - Time is from 12:51 PM on April 4 to 2:20 PM on April 5, 2019.

Chaitra Purnima in 2019
Chaitra Purnima is on April 19, 2019 (Full moon) - Time is from 7:26 PM on April 18 to 4:42 PM on April 19 - Purnima Vrat is on April 18.

Ekadashi in Chaitra Month 2019
Papamochani Ekadasi – March 31, 2019
Kamada Ekadasi – April 15/16 (Smarta on 15) (Bhagavath on 16)

Pradosh in Chaitra Month in 2019
April 2
April 17

Important Festivals in Chaitra 2019 include:

Chaitra Shukladi - Vikram Samvat 2076 begins on April 6
Chaitra Navratri (April 6 to April 14).
Gangaur Teej/ Saubhagya Sundari Teej - April 8
Gauri Tritiya – April 8
Chaitra Ashtami - April 13
Ram Navami – April 14
Hanuman Jayanti – April 19

The Chaitra Month in other regions
In Maharashtra, Karnataka, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat, Chaitra Month 2019 begins on April 6 and ends on May 4, 2019.